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Stepping up to meet new challenges

People and businesses across Utah are working hard to adapt in these uncertain times. Here are some inspirational ‘In Utah’ stories.

MagTrax: Providing Screen-Free, Clutter-Free Entertainment
MagTrax: Providing Screen-Free, Clutter-Free Entertainment

In March 2019, just one week into the COVID-19 pandemic, Bryan Stringham’s household clutter was at an all-time high, and entertainment options were at an all-time low. Shortly after that he had a stroke of inspiration. “I had to create something that would be...

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Hale Centre Theatre: Operating in an Arts friendly State
Hale Centre Theatre: Operating in an Arts friendly State

“It has been a tumultuous year,” said Quinn Dietlein, vice president and executive director of Hale Centre Theatre. “Even though the arts have become a particularly hard-hit industry during the pandemic, Hale Centre Theatre has embodied the popular show business phrase, ‘The show must go on.’”

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Natural History Museum of Utah: A welcoming place to safely learn
Natural History Museum of Utah: A welcoming place to safely learn

When the Natural History Museum of Utah closed in March 2020 to help slow the spread of COVID-19, it thought it would be dark for just a week or two. By mid-April, however, it became clear that their “temporary” closure would be extended. Staff members began to prepare for an extended shutdown. 

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Eva Restaurant: Facing COVID-19 With Determination and Optimism
Eva Restaurant: Facing COVID-19 With Determination and Optimism

Before the pandemic hit, Eva Restaurant was the busiest it had ever been. After 12 years on Salt Lake City’s Main Street, the restaurant was growing, with a record number of employees on its payroll. That quickly changed when the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States, and the protocols for running a restaurant changed drastically.

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Sweet Tooth Satisfied
Sweet Tooth Satisfied

Last spring, The Sweet Tooth Fairy owners on Foothill Drive weren’t sure they would be able to keep the bakery open.

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The Homestead Resort Reimagined
The Homestead Resort Reimagined

Located in the picturesque Heber Valley, the Homestead Resort in Midway offers its guests a wide variety of activities to choose from on its 168-acre property.

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Connecting Leaders With Nature
Connecting Leaders With Nature

Leadership is a journey. However, few leaders embark on the type of journey that fosters greatness. That journey is best described as a pilgrimage, a Leadership Pilgrimage.

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Unleashing Your Inner Artist
Unleashing Your Inner Artist

Jill Johnson, the owner of The Paint Mixer, now says, with a little bit of hindsight, she is grateful for her business being inspired by the late iconic public television personality Bob Ross. One of Ross’s mantras was, “there are no mistakes, only happy accidents,” which is how she approached the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on her business.

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Patented Zipper Technology Delivers Five-Finger Freedom
Patented Zipper Technology Delivers Five-Finger Freedom

This year, when ski resorts and shops began shutting down in March due to COVID-19, it cut the company’s revenue stream, which it relies on to survive in its offseason. Several retail partners delayed or canceled orders for next season, causing inventory risk and cash flow issues for 12 months out.

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CHG Healthcare: Staying Connected From Afar
CHG Healthcare: Staying Connected From Afar

The pandemic is quickly changing how we work and where we work. That means companies need to adapt the way they lead and engage their workforce. Because employees are more likely to be engaged in their jobs if they feel a sense of connection and belonging with their coworkers, creating that connection is more important than ever.

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Relaxation at PuraVida On Main
Relaxation at PuraVida On Main

The PuraVida On Main spa, located on historic Main Street in Park City, has a goal to be present in the lives of those around us by giving grace and respect to one another and the community.

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Urban Neighborhood Dining at Carson Kitchen
Urban Neighborhood Dining at Carson Kitchen

Urban Neighborhood Dining at Carson KitchenSpecializing in creative American cuisine and thoughtfully crafted cocktails, Carson Kitchen is built on a philosophy of reimagined comfort food prepared with approachable fine-dining ingredients.

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Shaping History Through Sculpture
Shaping History Through Sculpture

Shaping History Through SculptureCreating unique and specialized statuary for clients from around the globe is what MARBLECast Product, Inc., aka STATUES.COM, has been doing for over 25 years.

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Top Shelf Helps Maintain Social Connections
Top Shelf Helps Maintain Social Connections

Getting together in social settings while enjoying cocktails is a favorite pastime for many Americans. Whether it’s celebrating life’s occasions or relaxing after a long work week, cocktailing has always been a central part of social networking, and Top Shelf has been a part of Utah’s social scene since 2008.

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Domo Helps Companies Get Back to Work
Domo Helps Companies Get Back to Work

To help companies respond to each phase of COVID-19 and manage intelligence from various sources, American Fork-based business cloud provider Domo created the Get Back To Work Command Center. The Center provides a new solution for corporations to protect their most important asset: their people.

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Earnest Offers Relief to Clients During COVID-19
Earnest Offers Relief to Clients During COVID-19

When the pandemic hit in March, Earnest’s leadership team acted quickly to ensure a smooth transition to work from home and continues to give employees the flexibility to balance work with personal life with schools and daycare closing.

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Podium Starter Keeps Businesses Open During COVID-19
Podium Starter Keeps Businesses Open During COVID-19

Aiming to assist local businesses’ recovery from the pandemic, Podium, the leading customer messaging platform for local businesses, released Podium Starter, a free suite of tools designed to enable local businesses to adapt to the new normal by texting their customers.

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A Touch of Elegance
A Touch of Elegance

Sean Bradley’s unwavering commitment to excellence, his community and customers, are trademarks of this entrepreneur.

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